The WTSF are pleased to announce that David Phelps has been selected to join the Athletes commission. The new group of athletes will be the voice for athletes as Team Wales prepare for Trinbago 2023 and Victoria 2026.
Thirteen athletes across eleven sports have been selected as part of the new Athletes Commission. The group will work closely with the Commonwealth Games Board members to give advice and provide feedback on a variety of athlete topics.
David, who is a two time Commonwealth gold medal winner said:
‘’I’m overjoyed to have been selected again, for my final term, to be part of Team Wales Athletes Commission. The opportunity to take part in the journey to Victoria 2026, and help shape what that will look like is an absolute privilege, that I treasure.
With being a part of Team Wales Athletes Commission, I look forward to working with fellow athletes from a variety of sports, bringing together all that knowledge and experience to give Team Wales Athletes the very best experience. Victoria 2026 Commonwealth Games will be a further evolution of the new games delivery model with groups of sports housed and competing in regional hubs, this bring new challenges to over come, new ideas to bring the team together whilst half way round the world.
I’m excited by the challenge and the hard work this will require, because I always want the best for the team.’
Performance Director John Dallimore said:
“The WTSF is pleased to see David’s selection to serve on the Commonwealth Games Wales Athletes Commission.
His vast experience and knowledge, from competing at five Commonwealth Games, winning two gold and a bronze medals, plus his previous engagement on the Athletes Commission assisting with the team journey to Birmingham 2022, will be put to good use.
I am sure he will continue to be a valued member on the Commission and David will relish the opportunity to take on the challenge of helping Team Wales plan the journey to Victoria 2026.”
Full statement on the commission can be found below.